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Obituaries from July 2009

Robert Dean 'Dean' Chesterman (07/31/09)
June 6, 1929-July 29, 2009 BEAVER CITY -- Robert Dean "Dean" Chesterman, 80, died Wednesday (July 29, 2009) at his home in Beaver City. He was born June 6, 1929, at Ballantine, Mont., to Frank Elijah and Blanche Faye (Smith) Chesterman. He attended his first 10 years of school at a rural consolidated school near Ballantine. ...
Kenneth Eugene Bower (07/29/09)
March 27, 1931-July 27, 2009 FORT MADISON, Iowa -- Kenneth Eugene Bower, 78, died Monday (July 27, 2009), at his home in Fort Madison, Iowa. He was born March 27, 1931, at McCook, to Walter Garfield and Sophia (Schuetz) Bower. In 1958, he married Judy Dredge. They later divorced...
David Lawrence Heskett (07/28/09)
Jan. 11, 1938 - July 27, 2009 CULBERTSON -- David Lawrence Heskett of Culbertson died Monday, July 27, 2009. He fought a fast moving cancer courageously over 10 months. He was 71 years old. David was born Jan. 11, 1938, at Goodland, Kan., to Ralph Merritt and Reatha Virginia (Townsend) Heskett...
Marion Clyde Long (07/29/09)
March 1, 1927-July 26, 2009 WAUNETA -- Marion Clyde Long, 82, died Sunday (July 26, 2009), at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home. He was born March 1, 1927, in Riverton, to Winifred Haskel and Hazel Edna (North) Long. He entered the U.S. Navy on April 25, 1945, and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on May 18, 1946...
Charlotte J. Gipe (07/29/09)
Oct. 12, 1950-July 26, 2009 HOLBROOK -- Charlotte J. Gipe, 58, died Sunday (July 26, 2009), at her home in Holbrook. She was Oct. 12, 1950, at Sterling, Colo., to Marvin and Betty (Innis) Brown. The family moved to Arapahoe where she attended school...
Manuel L. Ruf (07/27/09)
Ruby (Folkers) Kahler (07/28/09)
July 5, 1917-July 26, 2009 MAYWOOD -- Ruby (Folkers) Kahler, 92, died Sunday (July 26, 2009). She was born July 5, 1917, near Angora, to Jaye and Mollie (Grove) Folkers. She spent her early years in Morrill County except for about three years that the family lived in Guernsey, Wyo. They returned to Morrill County in 1926. They later moved to Bridgeport. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1935. 
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Addison L Marks (07/27/09)
COLBY, Kan. Addison L. Marks, was prematurely born to her parents, David and Amy Marks of Colby, Kan., on Saturday, July 4, 2009. She lived such a very short time that day, but left footprints on their hearts forever. Grandparents are Greg and Cathy Ockinga and Alice Marks, all of Culbertson and the late Alton Marks...
Debra (Ridlen) Palser (07/27/09)
Aug. 6, 1980 - July 13, 2009 ELSIE -- Debra Michelle Ridlen (Palser) was born Aug. 6, 1980, at Holyoke, Colo., to David M. and Pamela S. (Holien) Ridlen. As a young girl, Debra grew up in Enders and attended both grade school and high school in Imperial. ...
Elsie Coone (07/24/09)
Lois Enfield (07/23/09)
Florence Vavroch (07/24/09)
July 1, 1929 - July 22, 2009 COLBY, Kan. -- Florence Vavroch, 80, died Wednesday (July 22, 2009) at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby. She was born July 1, 1929, in McCook to Jesse W. and Grace D. (Lincoln) Hawkins. She grew up in Cedar Bluffs and attended Decatur Comminty High School and graduated in 1948...
Fred Alfred Gray (07/23/09)
Dec. 12, 1943 - July 21, 2009 INDIANOLA -- Fred Alfred Gray, Jr., 65, of Indianola, died Tuesday (July 21, 2009) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born in Sterling, Colo., Dec.12, 1943, to Fred Alfred and Velona Grace (Daniels) Gray. He grew up in the Sterling area...
Betty Darlene (Larreau) Nelson (07/23/09)
Oct. 1, 1928 - July 21, 2009 Betty Darlene (Larreau) Nelson, age 80, of McCook, went home to be with her maker Tuesday, July 21, 2009. Betty was born in Oberlin to Thomas Earl and Mildred Effie (Cronn) Leonard on Oct.1, 1928. She married Kenneth Eugene Larreau in January of 1948. ...
Eldon Earl 'Red' Wickham (07/22/09)
July 2, 1927 - July 20, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Eldon Earl "Red" Wickham, 82, of Arapahoe, died Monday (July 20, 2009) at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. He was born July 2, 1927, south of Arapahoe on the family farm to Earl and Berdina (Cowles) Wickham. He attended a country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1944. He worked on the family farm and for George Riepe, trucking cattle and heavy equipment...
Russell Ray Johnson (07/21/09)
July 10, 1945 - July 19, 2009 Russell Ray Johnson, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney at the age of 64. He was born July 10, 1945, at Salinas, Calif., the son of the late James and Susie (Kennedy) Johnson. Russell grew up in Salinas, where he graduated from high school. He began working in the agriculture business as a lettuce loader in the Salinas and Imperial Valleys of California...
Elizabeth 'Bette' Katherine Partch (07/20/09)
March 16, 1922 - July 17, 2009 BIRD CITY, Kan. -- Elizabeth "Bette" Katherine (Petersen) Partch, 87, died Friday (July 17, 2009) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born March 16, 1922, in Bloomington. She married Rodney L. Partch. She was a homemaker and school teacher. They made their home in Bird City...
Patricia Jane Wilson (07/20/09)
Aug. 30, 1948 - July 16, 2009 CULBERTSON -- Patricia Jane Wilson, of rural Culbertson, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 60 years old. Patricia was born Aug. 30, 1948, in Stamford, Conn. to August T. and Jane (Johnston) Albeke. She graduated from Englewood High School, Englewood, Colo., in 1966 and continued her education at Parks School of Business graduating in 1967...
Raleigh D. Nott (07/20/09)
Dec. 15, 1918 - July 18, 2009 ELWOOD -- Raleigh D. Nott, 90, died Saturday (July 18, 2009) at Elwood Care Center in Elwood. He was born Dec. 15, 1918, at Elwood to Elias "Lyle" and Amalia (Huckfeldt) Nott. He was a life long resident of Gosper County. He graduated from Elwood High School in 1937. Following graduation he helped with the construction of Johnson Lake and canal...
Sharon Catherine Reiman (07/20/09)
July 16, 1945 - July 17, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Sharon Catherine Reiman, of Benkelman, died Friday (July 17, 2009) at Heritage of Wauneta, inWauneta. She was born July 16, 1945, in Benkelman at Premer Hospital to Gilbert and Arlene (Felt) Reiman and was baptized into the Catholic faith. ...
Veronica Orin (07/17/09)
Anneta Rutherford (07/20/09)
Jan. 20, 1937 - July 16, 2009 GLAZIER, Texas -- Services for Anneta Rutherford, 72, of Glazier, Texas, were Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Canadian, Texas with the Rev. Lewis Holland officiating and Bruce Johnson and the Rev. Danny Sanders assisting. Burial followed in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, Texas...
Ronald D. Mousel (07/16/09)
Sept. 24, 1940 - July 13, 2009 Ronald D. Mousel of McCook died Monday, July 13, 2009, at Hospice of Tabitha Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln. He was 68 years old. Ronald was born in McCook on Sept. 24, 1940, to R. Wendell and Velma M. (Hazen) Mousel. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1958, and continued his education at Kearney State College. He graduated from the University of Nebraska -Lincoln in 1963, and the University of Denver Law School in 1966...
Joseph James Colling (07/15/09)
Feb. 9, 1930 - July 14, 2009 LACROSSE, Wis. -- Joseph James Colling died Tuesday (July 14, 2009) at LaCrosse, Wis. He was born Feb. 9, 1930, at McCook to Louis and Susie (O'Dea) Colling. He graduated from Red Willow High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Navy...
Barbara Lee Frasier (07/15/09)
May 9, 1938 - July 12, 2009 Barbara Lee Frasier, age 71, died Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Community Hospital. She was born May 9, 1938, in Benkelman to Jimmie C. and Junetta (Elliott) Clack of Stratton. At the age of eight the family moved to Colorado. She graduated from Englewood, Colo., High School in 1956...
Phyllis J. Grenier (07/13/09)
Nov. 30, 1922 - July 10, 2009 Phyllis Jean Grenier died upon arrival at Community Hospital in McCook on Friday, July 10, 2009, at the age of 86. She was born Nov. 30, 1922, in McCook, the daughter of the late Ralph J. and Eva L. (Cochran) Weintz. Phyllis grew up in Red Willow County and graduated from Red Willow High School...
Harold C. Inman (07/13/09)
Feb. 22, 1921 - July 10, 2009 BEAVER CITY -- Harold C. Inman, 88, of Beaver City, formerly of Stamford, died Friday (July 10, 2009) at Harlan County Hospital at Alma. He was born Feb. 22, 1921, at Beaver City to Benjamin and Nellie (Allender) Inman. He grew up in Beaver City and graduated from Beaver City High School in 1938. He worked at CC Camp in Beaver City for a couple of years...
Arlene Grace Merklin (07/13/09)
Aug. 8, 1931 - July 10, 2009 BENKELMAN - Arlene Grace Merklin, 77, died Friday (July 10, 2009) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Aug. 8, 1931, at St. Francis to Frank and Lelya (Forsythe) Wolbach. She grew up in St. Francis and attended grade school and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1949. After graduation, she worked at a drug store and later for Jim Jones Caldwell Propane in St. Francis...
Henry Stuehm Wasson (07/10/09)
Jan. 22, 1929 - June 27, 2009 SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Henry Stuehm Wasson, 80, a former resident of Culbertson, died June 27, 2009, at his home in San Diego, Calif. He was born in Hildreth Jan. 22, 1929, and graduated from Beaver City High School in 1946. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska and his Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He was a Physics and Math Instructor at Imperial Valley College from 1962 until his retirement in 1994...
Tammy (Holeman) Mohr (07/10/09)
March 20, 1964 - July 7, 2009 KIMBALL -- Tammy (Holeman) Mohr, 45, of Kimball, died at her home near Dix on July 7, 2009. Memorial services were today, July 10, 2009, at Harry McNees Auditorium in the Kimball County High School with Pastor Scott Bailey officiating. Cremation has taken place and there was no visitation...
Oren Jay Greenlee (07/10/09)
Dec. 20, 1938 - July 8, 2009 INDIANOLA -- Oren Jay 'OJ' Greenlee passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge at the age of 70. He was born Dec. 20, 1938, in Frontier County, the son of the late Marion Grant and Marjorie Gladys (Hall) Greenlee. He graduated from Red Willow High School in 1956...
Claudia Louise Taylor (07/10/09)
July 12, 1938 - July 9, 2009 Claudia Louise Taylor was born July 12, 1938, in Omaha to Emil and Anna (Norlen) Hult. She passed away July 9, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney at the age of 70 years. Claudia grew up in Omaha. She was confirmed at First Covenant Church. She graduated from Omaha North in 1956, and then attended Doane College...
Ottas Glen 'Oty' Tyson (07/10/09)
Oct. 6, 1936 - June 15, 2009 PLAINS, Mont. -- Ottas Glen "Oty" Tyson, 72, passed on peacefully on June 15, 2009, at his home in Plains, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ottas was born Oct. 6, 1936, in Cambridge to Lee D. and Nellie M. (Foster) Tyson. In 1950, he went to live with his aunt and uncle Guy and Nettie Tyson in Cambridge. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Air Force and served during 1954 through 1958, during which he was stationed on the island of Iwo Jima for one year...
Janet Gay (Crook) O'Brien (07/08/09)
April 10, 1939 - July 6, 2009 SHELBY -- Janet G. (Crook) O'Brien, 70, of Shelby, died Monday (July 6, 2009) at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. She was born April 10, 1939, to Basil and Bernice (Humphreys) Crook in Benkelman. The family lived in Benkelman and moved to McCook in 1951, where she graduated high school in 1957...
Frances Pauline Real Bailey (07/06/09)
1917-2009 HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Frances Real Bailey, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, died May 31, 2009. Fran was born to Frank and Mary Eloise Real in McCook in 1917, the second youngest of six sisters, including Julia Colgan, Margaret Hoole, Eloise Skidmore, Willa Bailey and Florence Jeffries. A leading business man in McCook, Frank Real was a city councilman, three term mayor, Chamber of Commerce member and a Director of the Nebraska Society for Crippled Children...
Martha E. Brooks (07/06/09)
Jan. 12, 1926 - July 1, 2009 BARTLEY -- Martha E. Brooks, 83, died Wednesday (July 1, 2009) at her home in Bartley. She was born in Cambridge on Jan. 12, 1926, to Leo and Edith (Baker) McKillip. She attended Cambridge High School and graduated in 1944...
Garnet Irene McConville (07/06/09)
Aug. 4, 1923 - July 5, 2009 INDIANOLA -- Garnet Irene McConville died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 85 years old. On Aug. 4, 1923, she was born at Indianola to Paul and Ruby L. (Wolf) Fritsch. She graduated from Havanna High School in 1940. In 1973, she graduated from LPN school in Kearney...
Arletta Marie Hunkins (07/06/09)
Feb. 13, 1923 - July 4, 2009 STRATTON -- Arletta Marie Hunkins, 86, went home to be with her Lord on July 4, 2009, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born to Edward J. and Anna W. (Ahlert) Wittwer on Feb. 13, 1923, in Hayes County. She was baptized April 1, 1923, at Black Wood Country Church and later confirmed into the Lutheran faith. ...
Frances Pauline Real Bailey (07/02/09)
1917-2009 HILTON HEAD, S.C .- Frances Real Bailey, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, died on May 31, 2009. Fran was born to Frank and Mary Eloise Real in McCook, Neb., in 1917, the second youngest of six sisters, including Julia Colgan, Margaret Hoole, Eloise Skidmore, Willa Bailey and Florence Jeffries. A leading business man in McCook, Frank Real was a city councilman, three term mayor, Chamber of Commerce member and a Director of the Nebraska Society for Crippled Children...
Agnes M. (Orten) Burk (07/01/09)
BIRD CITY -- Anges M. (Orten) Burk, 88, died Monday (June 29, 2009), at Emory Midtown Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. A concelebrated Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, 10 a.m., at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church north and west of Atwood, with the Revs. Daniel Scheetz, Roger Meitl and Stephen Folorunso officiating...
Lewis G. 'Lew' Reese (07/01/09)
WRAY, Colo. -- Lewis G. "Lew" Reese, 79, died Monday (June 29, 2009), at the Wray Community Hospital in Wray, Colo. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with the Rev. Lonnie Willis officiating. Interment with military honors will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery...
Bill Rollin Reagan (07/01/09)
Dec. 2, 1923-May 9, 2009 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bill Rollin Reagan passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009 in Jacksonville Fla. He was born Dec. 2, 1923, to Red (Arnold) and Annie Reagan in Wauneta, Neb. Later the family moved to Stratton where the Reagans ran a dairy farm until the 1940s...